Category Archives: Caribbean news

Foreign Ministry ‘experts’ engage Trinidad on market access for Guyanese products

 — but talks offer no road map for resolution

The two sides: The delegations from Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago

Even as local manufacturers, particularly in the agro-processing sector continue to frown upon the considerable imbalance in trade between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said in a public statement that local officials are now engaging their counterparts from the twin-island Republic on finding ways of correcting what is widely believed by the local business community to be a protectionist policy that continues to choke off Guyanese imports into that country.            Continue reading

London UK- Notting Hill Carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Notting Hill carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Photographer Anselm Ebulue found revellers feeling hot, hot, hot on the festival’s scorching second day

Main image: A masquerade dancer feeling the heat after temperatures soared at the Notting Hill carnival Photograph: Anselm Ebulue/Guardian

As temperatures soared to over 30C (86F) in London, the tempo picked up at the Notting Hill carnival – and so did the costumes. The elaborate handmade outfits known as mas – short for masquerade – are at the heart of the annual spectacular.

Guyanese family that survived Hurricane Dorian returns to ministerial welcome

– describes harrowing experience

Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.
Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.

Still coping from the trauma of Hurricane Dorian that ravaged The Bahamas earlier this month, a family of five last evening returned to Guyana after seven years in hopes of starting life afresh.

“If we return [to The Bahamas], it is just to visit, not to work. It is really difficult to relive that experience,” father of three Orin Grimmond told reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last evening ( September 15, 2019).        Continue reading

Nicolás Maduro vs Juan Guaidó: Negotiating a way out of Venezuela’s morass

An agreement that allows chavismo to survive is the only option

The Economist – Print edition | The Americas  Sep 14th 2019

Morale among the clientele is sagging. “Trump is deserting us,” says Pedro Pereira, who abandoned his dairy farm near Lake Maracaibo in 2017 because of threats, extortion and chronic shortages of electricity and animal medicines.            Continue reading

Guyana: 923 persons granted citizenship since 2015 … eight were Haitians – Minister Felix

Minister Winston Felix

This was reported yesterday by Minister with responsibility for Citizenship, Winston Felix, during a press conference at his Shiv Chanderpaul Drive office.

The issue has taken front burner in recent months after it was noticed that a significant number of foreigners were in Guyana and being registered.

Among them are Cubans, Haitians and Venezuelans.

The Opposition has made it clear that it suspects that the Government was registering foreigners in exchange for votes.              Continue reading

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; PM warns death toll to rise ‘significantly’

Members of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for victims after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Members of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for victims after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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Guyanese in The Bahamas: Dorian survivors appeal for Guyana government help

-‘We, who are strangers here, have nothing’

A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo)
A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo) 

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Cricket: Pollard new One-Day and Twenty20 captain – replacing Holder and Brathwaite

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies have sacked both Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as One-Day and Twenty20 captain respectively, and have appointed experienced batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard to lead the Caribbean side in the white-ball formats.

In a media conference here today, CWI said they had accepted the recommendation of the selection task force headed by its vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow and including director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, to implement specific red-ball and white-ball captains, and had subsequently ratified the choice of the 32-year-old Pollard.      Continue reading

‘Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Hundreds of Bahamian refugees were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Freeport in the Bahamas days after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the islands, leaving at least 44 people dead and tens of thousands without homes.

After the refugees boarded the boat, operated by Balearia Caribbean, a crew member announced over the loudspeaker that anyone without a visa would be turned away by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and must disembark immediately.

Read more: ‘This Is Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Guyana: We have the land we can accommodate everybody – Finance Minister on Hurricane Dorian

“Guyana is fortunate as it is not in the hurricane, volcano nor earthquake belt”.

“We have such a big land we can accommodate everybody.” This was stated by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who has also called on countries to take stock of the devastating impact of climate change.

The devastation in a part of The Bahamas following Dorian’s passage (Mirro.co.uk)

Minister Winston Jordan

Minister Jordan said the destruction wrought in the Bahamas, “is telling us something.” As such, countries prone to such intense tropical cyclones, need to heed the warning.    Continue reading

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